As long as editorial cartoons have appeared in The Catholic Standard and Times, they have challenged the commercialization of Christmas.

Wolf, “Whose Birthday?” December 4, 1953

By having Jesus unable to find a card that references his birthday, Wolf challenges viewers to remember the purpose of the holiday.

McGovern, “Beware of Shoppers Bearing Gifts,” December 18, 1969

The obsession of purchasing presents for Christmas has caused shoppers to trample over others in order to get to the next sale.

Knudsen, “At the Bottom of Your Christmas List,” December 9, 1971

Knudsen highlights the need to refocus the attention of the holiday and push away the distractions of parties and gifts.

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